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Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day in Amarillo, Texas

     Today was a 375 mile day.  I-40 through western Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle used to be known as the Route 66 of Steinbeck fame (and an extremely popular TV show for old Corvette buffs).  Between Oklahoma City and Amarillo the steering wheel did not get a lot of use.  Fifteen years ago, driving the Corvette, when I went from NH to CA and back for Ned Ord's daughter's wedding on the Monterrey Peninsula and Jim Dill's retirement at Edwards AFB, I averaged over 80 MPH.  Today I didn't.  It appears that the second planting of several crops has already started. Oklahoma was greener than I expected.  
     The only picture today is almost an exact repeat of one on 20Sept2008.  Long time readers  may remember a picture of Belle when faced with the same dilemma that Baxter faced today.
     Tomorrow we are scheduled to go to Gallup, NM.  It's a 421 mile day, and I got a flat spot today with two hours to go, so we may adjust.  If we make Gallup, we'll stop for a day, do some wash and some sight seeing.  We have not visited Gallup before.  Tomorrow will make five straight days of driving which is far more than our usual routine.
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